Budding artists in Story Elementary School art teacher Debbie Nethery’s classroom are taking their first steps on the road to becoming professionals during the school’s first ever student art show this week.

The show, which unofficially began Wednesday, was kicked off Thursday night with a PTA meeting where parents and students got a chance to see hundreds of pieces of artwork on display.

“We had previously held the art show along with the high school,” Nethery said. “But our principal, Lolita Shead, encouraged us to begin our own show here.”

On display are several different art mediums studied by the students including paper mache, stamp art, water colors, colored pencils, mosaics and model magic (clay).

“The boys and girls in Art Club have their own projects on display,” Nethery said. “And a good representation of the rest of the students have art in the show as well.”

According to Nethery, the greatest benefit of the show is that it gives the students the opportunity to see their progress as artists.

“The kids have been very excited about the show,” Nethery said. “It is kind of like they are celebrities.”

The art show continues in the Story Elementary library through Wednesday. Parents and the public are welcome to view the artwork during regular school hours.

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Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at mrainwater@palestineherald.com

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